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North Carolina woman to head Obama national youth organization

North Carolina native Valeisha Butterfield-Jones has been named National Youth Vote director for the Obama's campaign initiative to re-ignite interest of young people in his re-election campaign.

Butterfield-Jones is the daughter of Congressman G.K. Butterfield and state Rep. Jean Farmer-Butterfield, both of Wilson.

The project, called “Greater Together,” hopes to spark the same sort of enthusiasm among voters that helped elect Barack Obama president in 2008.

Butterfield-Jones is the founder of Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network and served as the executive director of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, a national, non profit organization focused on voter education, registration and GOTV efforts involving young people.

She was married earlier this year to Indiana Pacers professional basketball player Dahntay Jones, a former Duke University basketball player.


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Valeisha Butterfield-Jones will help turn NC blue - again

This is terrific news for Democrats.  Valeisha Butterfield-Jones will help create an explosion of support for Obama and the Democrats next year at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte.  

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